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1/35 Military Miniature Series No.365
U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan (Vietnam War)
Item No: 35365

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Length: 185mm.
Image shows painted and assembled kit, with separately sold detail-up parts from Item 12687 used.

Vietnam Campaigner
The lightweight M551 Sheridan was designed as an airliftable tank, a cutting-edge design with aluminum alloy hull and powerful 152mm gun/launcher. Work began on it in 1959, and it was officially adopted in May 1966, with 1,600 produced by November 1970. Its first taste of live action came in the Vietnam War, fulfilling both shelling and offensive roles in a punishing environment, and it would also go on to serve in the Gulf War conflict. Experience taught valuable lessons on the use of the Sheridan, and led to reinforced armor to combat land mines, while some were given a wire netting RPG screen for protection from anti-tank rockets, and even the large gun shield from the M113 ACAV.

About the Model
★This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit of the M551 Sheridan. Length: 185mm, width: 80mm. ★A highly accurate rendering of the powerful form with 152mm gun/launcher based on extensive research of the actual Sheridan. ★Authentically captures a Vietnam War vehicle, with optional chain link anti-RPG net and gun shield. ★Choose open or closed rotating driver's hatch. ★Assembly type tracks feature one-piece straight sections. ★Nylon mesh is included to recreate anti-RPG net and engine grille mesh. ★Clear parts recreate periscope components. ★Comes with commander and loader figures, plus torso driver figure. ★2 Vietnam War marking options are included.

Packaging

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★The revolutionary airliftable M551 design is recreated with aplomb, complete with modifications from units on the ground.

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★Asymmetric turret features plenty of detail on the M2 machine gun, searchlight canvas cover recreation, and much more!

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★Commander is depicted at the M2, while the loader carries an M16. They will add a further sense of reality to your model.

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★Two types of helmet are included for the loader figure, while the uniform evokes images of the hot, humid environment.

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★Slide molded depictions of turret-side smoke dischargers offer fuss-free assembly. Plenty of accessories are included, too.

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★The model can be assembled with the chunky M113 ACAV gun shield, added by some crews for additional protection from enemy fire.

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★Assembly type tracks employ single piece straight sections for a quick and highly effective job, with realistic depiction of "sag".

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★Kitted out in shades, the driver torso figure is attached via poly cap and can be detached after the model has been completed.

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★These images show the driver's hatch, which moves after completion, with the sliding motion of the real thing captured authentically.

★Left: Nylon mesh is included to recreate engine grilles. Parts are also in the kit to depict tow cables and accessories.

★Right: The kit comes with a sprue of clear parts for recreation of components in the periscope, lenses and more.

★Left: This is separately sold Item 12687 1/35 M551 Sheridan Photo-Etched Parts Set. Click on the link for information!

★Right: Why not pair the model with our scale accurate, separately sold Item 12685 U.S. MCI Cartons (Vietnam War)?


Tamiya Color paints for painting the U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan (Vietnam War)

Tamiya Color Spray Paint
TS-5 Olive drab

Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint
LP-1 Black LP-3 Flat black
LP-4 Flat white LP-5 Semi gloss black
LP-11 Silver LP-28 Olive drab
LP-54 Dark iron


Tamiya Color Tamiya Color Tamiya Color
X-1 Black X-7 Red X-10 Gun metal
X-11 Chrome silver X-12 Gold leaf X-18 Semi gloss black
XF-1 Flat black XF-2 Flat white XF-4 Yellow green
XF-5 Flat green XF-6 Copper XF-7 Flat red
XF-15 Flat flesh XF-26 Deep green XF-49 Khaki
XF-53 Neutral grey XF-56 Metallic grey XF-58 Olive green
XF-59 Desert yellow XF-62 Olive drab XF-64 Red brown
XF-84 Dark iron XF-85 Rubber black


★Make the details stand out!
Item 87131 Panel Line Accent Color (Black)
Item 87132 Panel Line Accent Color (Brown)
Item 87133 Panel Line Accent Color (Gray)
Item 87140 Panel Line Accent Color (Dark Brown)

★Adding realistic weathering effects to your model
Tamiya Weathering Master & Stick

★Useful tools in the construction of your model
Item 74112 Fine Pin Vise D-R (0.1-3.2mm)
Item 74116 Fine Pivot Drill Bit 0.5mm (Shank Dia. 1.0mm)
Item 74117 Bending Tweezers (for Photo-Etched Parts)
Item 74127 Fine Pivot Drill Bit 0.6mm (Shank Dia. 1/0mm)
Item 74132 Fine Pivot Drill Bit 0.8mm (Shank Dia. 1.5mm)
Item 74134 Fine Pivot Drill Bit 1.0mm (Shank Dia. 1.5mm)
Item 74141 Fine Pivot Drill Bit 1.2mm (Shank Dia. 1.5mm)

★Precision cementing
Item 87062 Tamiya CA Cement (Quick Type)

★Present your model as it deserves to be displayed
Item 73005 Display Case D

Information is correct as of January 7, 2019. Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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